A new farm safety program from Nationwide® and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
Nationwide® and NECAS have partnered to alert the ag industry about the dangers of manure handling and storage, to promote best practices for keeping ag workers and their families safe, and to train first responders on proper manure-pit rescue techniques.
As manure breaks down, it produces gases that can be poisonous to breathe, with hydrogen sulfide being among the most toxic.
On average, 60% of deaths on farms that happen in confined spaces involve the people who tried to rescue someone else — a family member, a co-worker or a rescue worker without the proper equipment.1
Manure pit gas concentrations can vary over time, so it’s critical to monitor gas levels before every entry and to keep monitoring while in the confined space to ensure the safety of yourself and those working with you. We’ve partnered with KC Supply to offer a discount on gas monitors.
Sponsored by Nationwide and provided by NECAS, this one-of-a-kind manure pit simulator travels the country training first responders, farmers, ranchers and others on the importance of confined space safety and proper rescue techniques should a manure pit accident occur.2